Budapest, the Hungarian capital, is certainly one of the most fascinating cities in Eastern Europe . Crossed by the Danube, it is divided into two parts: Buda, the upper city, the oldest part where the castle is located, and Pest, the lower city. These two parts were unified into a single city only in 1873. The main attractions and things to see are distributed in both districts and both deserve to be visited and discovered. The historic center is not too large so you can move mainly on foot , except for some cases!
So let’s find out together what to see in Budapest : the best attractions and things to do to make your trip unforgettable!
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1 – Buda District
Photo by muhammadahmad. Budapest is mainly divided into two large districts: Buda and Pest, divided by the Danube. Buda is the oldest part of the city . To reach it, the most suggestive way is through the funicular known as “siklo”.
In this neighborhood not to be missed are the Royal Palace, located on top of the hill, and the Matthias Church. Behind the latter, the Fishermen’s Bastion is extraordinary, from which you can enjoy a crazy view of the Danube and the whole city. The district then also develops into the nearby hill, known as Gellert Hill, a panoramic point on top of which stands the citadel and the statue of the martyr bishop San Gerardo.
Finally, the Buda district can also be visited underground , where a maze of caves and tunnels rich in thermal springs develops, called the Budapest Labyrinth. It is possible to do this starting from the Buda Castle and, walking through the various underground corridors, you can discover cave paintings, ancient fountains, columns, statues and much more. To better enjoy the experience, we recommend the walking tour of the Buda Castle caves.

Watch the sunset in Buda : from the panoramic terraces of the Buda district, such as the one of the Castle or the Fishermen’s Bastion, you can admire beautiful sunsets.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: district that develops on the eastern bank of the Danube, joined to Pest by several bridges, including the Chain Bridge. Served by bus, tram and metro – Get directions
  • Timetable: always accessible / Siklo funicular every day 7: 30-22: 00 / Labyrinth of Budapest every day 10: 00-19: 00
  • Ticket price: free / Siklo funicular one way 1,200 HUF (€ 3.40) / Full Budapest Labyrinth 3,000 HUF (€ 8.40), reduced 2,500 HUF (€ 7.00)

2 – Pest
district Photo by gar1984. Pest is the newest part of the city , therefore less ancient and classic but more modern and singular. Life here goes fast and Pest shows off its creative side thanks to shops of young artists and innovative designers .
Here are the Great Synagogue, the iconic Parliament Building, the Ethnographic Museum and the Cathedral of Santo Stefano. In the area of ​​the Jewish quarter are the famous ruin pubs , including the more famous Szimpla Kert. These are places open until late at night that have been set up inside old abandoned buildings, creating a unique atmosphere of its kind. For this reason, Pest is also the center of nightlife, an ideal neighborhood to stay for the youngest and for those looking for fun!
Finally, if you love shopping, stroll along Vaci Utca and Avenue Andrassy , ​​the most important streets of Budapest, full of shops and restaurants!
On the western bank of the Danube, it is easily reachable from every point of the city, served by bus, metro and tram – Get directions

A leap into Budapest at the end of the 19th century : In the Vorosmarty ter square, in the historic center of Pest, is the Cafe Gerbeaud , an ancient place that will allow you to take a leap into Budapest at the end of the 19th century, thanks to its interiors and furnishings. Prices higher than average, but the experience is worth it

3 – Fishermen’s Bastion and St. Matthias Church
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. One of the most popular places for tourists is certainly the Fishermen’s Bastion, also in the Buda district, not far from the Castle. It is a viewpoint that seems to have come out of a fairytale due to its atmosphere and its particular architecture. Here you will always find many tourists, so to enjoy it to the fullest we recommend that you arrive early in the morning or when evening falls and it is completely illuminated .
In the Bastion you can also visit the Matthias Church, whose full name is Our Lady of the Assumption of Castle Hill. It is one of the oldest buildings in all of Budapest. In Gothic style, it has in fact more than 700 years of history behind it and inside it houses the Museum of Sacred Art, with sacred relics and replicas of the royal crown. Organ concerts are organized here in July and August every Friday evening , starting at 20:00.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Buda, in Szentharomsag ter. Easily accessible on foot from Buda Castle (900 m, 12 min). From Pest by bus to Donati utca stop (line 16, 916) – Get directions
  • Hours: Fisherman’s Bastion always accessible / Church of San Matthias Mon-Fri 9: 00-17: 00, Sat 9: 00-12: 00, Sun 13: 00-17: 00. Times may vary depending on the season and on holidays or religious celebrations, consult the official website
  • Ticket price: Free Fishermen’s Bastion / Matthias Church full HUF 1,800 (€ 5.00), reduced HUF 1,200 (€ 3.40), full Tower HUF 1,800 (€ 5.00), reduced HUF 1,200 (€ 3, 40)

4 – Buda Castle
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace, is one of the most beautiful attractions in the city . Situated on a hill, it overlooks the Danube and from its gardens you can enjoy a beautiful view of Budapest. To get to the top you can follow the walking paths through the trees or take the funicular that connects Adam Clark Square with the castle.
In the past, Buda Castle was the residence of the kings of Hungary. Today it houses the National Library, containing over 15,000 books and manuscripts, the Hungarian National Gallery, developed on 4 floors and with numerous works, and the Budapest History Museum, which traces the fundamental stages of the city. You can decide whether to visit a single museum or the whole castle, based on your interests. But we recommend that you at least climb up here to admire the view and stroll through its gardens!

Organize the visit : to go up to the Castle we recommend taking the funicular, but on the way back, stroll through the groves to the square. During the journey you can admire beautiful views of the city
. Practical information: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Buda, in Szent Gyorgy ter 2. It can be reached on foot or by taking the funicular to the top. Closest bus stop Clark Adam ter (lines 16, 105, 916) – Get directions
  • Hours: gardens and courtyards 24 h / National Gallery and Museum Tue-Sun 10: 00-18: 00, in winter until 16: 00 / Funicular every day 7: 30-22: 00
  • Ticket price: free gardens / National Gallery 3,200 HUF (€ 8.90) / History Museum 2,000 HUF (€ 5.60) / Funicular one way 1,200 HUF (€ 3.40)

5 – Cittadella
Photo by a_mededkov. The Citadel of Budapest, also located in the Buda side, is the highest point in the whole city and offers a wonderful view, even better than what you can admire from the Castle or the Bastion! One of the best times to visit it is the sunset , when the sky turns red and the colors are reflected on the Danube, while the city slowly begins to light up.
Our advice is to climb to the top via one of the trails of the Gellert-hegy Reserve, as along the way you can come across statues and wonderful views of the city. Here you will find the ancient fortress and the Statue of Liberty, in memory of all the soldiers who lost their lives defending their country. At the foot of the hill there are the wonderful Bagni Gellert baths , ideal for relaxing after a day walking around the capital!

Visit without effort : if you do not want to walk the many steps, you can reach the top of the Citadel via the comfortable tourist bus which includes a wonderful panoramic tour of the city
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Buda, in the Gellert-hegy Reserve. Ascent on foot via various routes on Mount Gellert. By bus Busulo Juhasz stop (line 27). Alternatively by tourist bus to the top – Get directions
  • Hours: always accessible / Gellert Baths every day 9: 00-19: 00
  • Ticket price: free / Gellert Baths from 3,900 HUF (€ 10.80)

6 – Ponte delle Catene
Photo by user12555082. Another symbol of the city is certainly the Chain Bridge, in Hungarian Szechenyi Lanchid. It is the most famous and oldest bridge in Budapest and connects the part of Pest to the steps of the Buda Castle. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark, it was inaugurated in 1849.
375 m long and supported by two large cast iron pillars and wrought iron tie rods, the bridge is pedestrian and you can cross it on foot! At the beginning you will find two statues of two large lions, represented but without language. Unfortunately, the bridge was destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War, but at the end of the war it was faithfully rebuilt.
Easy walking distance from both Buda and Pest districts, St. Stephen’s Basilica (900m, 10 min) and the funicular to Buda Castle (200m, 3 min) – Get Directions

7 – Budapest Parliament
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. The Parliament of Budapest has become the symbol of the city ! This Gothic-style masterpiece, with neo-baroque and neo-romantic influences, is 268 m long and lights up every night giving a unique spectacle. It is certainly one of the main attractions of the city and seat of the Hungarian National Assembly.
Wonderful from the outside, we advise you to visit it inside as well. This can only be done by taking part in a guided tour lasting about 45 minutes, which we recommend that you book in advance. The interiors are spectacular, you can visit the Staircase of Honor with the gold-plated stairs, the Chamber of the Nobles which today hosts conventions and conferences, and the Sala della Cupola. In the latter you can admire the Hungarian Holy Crowns, among the most important in Europe !
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Kossuth Lajos ter 1-3. On the Danube bank, easily reachable on foot from St. Stephen’s Basilica (1 km, 13 min) and the Chain Bridge (1.2 km, 15 min). Nearest tram stop Kossuth Lajos ter M (line 2), nearest metro stop Kossuth Lajos ter (red line M2) – Get directions
  • Hours: from April to October every day 8: 00-18: 00, from November to March every day 8: 00-16: 00
  • Ticket price: full HUF 5.900 (€ 16.40), reduced HUF 3.000 (€ 8.50). Only with guided tour

8 – Margaret Island
Photo by Math. At the center of the Danube is Margaret Island, easily reachable by crossing the bridge of the same name . It is a large green area, also called the green lung of Budapest, which extends for only 2.5 square kilometers, so it can be easily visited in a few hours.
This island is the result of the union of three islets : the Seaside Island, the Painters’ Island and the Hares Island. At the end of the 1800s they were artificially united and the new island was named after the daughter of King Bela IV , who retired to a monastery on the island itself.
Here too you can find wonderful spas, the Palatinus Strand Baths, a large complex that includes indoor and outdoor thermal baths, swimming pools and a water slide.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: on the Danube River. Bordered by the Margaret Bridge to the south, the closest to the center, and the Arpad Bridge to the north. 1.3 km walk from the Parliament (17 min). Margitsziget Island Bus Stop (Lines 26, 226) – Get Directions
  • Hours: Always accessible / Palatinus Strand Baths every day 8:00 to 20:00
  • Ticket price: free / Palatinus Strand Baths day from 2,600 HUF (€ 7.20)

9 – Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Varosliget city park also houses the Budapest Zoo and the Botanical Garden, which are located near the thermal baths. It is one of the oldest zoos in the world , opened in 1866. By many, it is also considered the most beautiful zoo in Europe and is a must if you are traveling with children , as there is also an amusement park here, the Holnemvolt Park.
Inside the park there are more than 700 animal species and about 3,500 varieties of plants . The habitats have been recreated in great detail and every day there are tons of experiences to take part in, such as 3D movies and Time Machine Simulators. You will find various thematic areas, such as that of reptiles, birds or marine animals.

Tips for visiting : the Zoo is very extensive, we recommend that you take a map at the entrance and dedicate the whole day to it. Also, pay attention to the timetables, in the colder months the closure is early. Before your visit, we advise you to consult the official website
. Practical information: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Allatkerti krt. 6-12, in the city park. Easily reachable on foot from Heroes’ Square (400 m, 5 min). Closest metro stop Szechenyi furdo (yellow line M1). Nearest Bus Stop Szechenyi furdo M (Line 72) – Get Directions
  • Hours: every day from 9:00, closing times vary according to the season, from 13:00 to 19:00. Consult the official website
  • Ticket price: full 3.300 HUF (€ 9.30), reduced 2.200 HUF (€ 6.20). Several passes and combined tickets available, please consult the official website

10 – Szechenyi Baths
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. Budapest is certainly one of the most beautiful spa towns in Europe ! The spas present in the Hungarian capital are so many and offer a very wide choice to their visitors, including spas that are more romantic, more touristy or with more specific treatments.
Surely, the most famous spas in Budapest are the Szechenyi Baths, located in the city park complex, not far from Heroes’ Square. These spas are housed in a marvelous neo-baroque style building and can also be used outside all year round, thanks to the large swimming pool with warm water. There is nothing more relaxing than taking a dip in the warm waters after a day walking through the streets of Budapest. Obviously there is no shortage of wellness treatments , from massages to the sauna, including all body treatments.

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Buy the day pass : they are the most famous spas, so you will surely find queues if not completely sold out. Book early, and choose the day pass which includes skip-the-line entry and use of the cabin and locker throughout the day.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Allatkerti krt. 9-11, in the city park. Easily reachable on foot from Heroes’ Square (600 m, 8 min). Closest metro stop Szechenyi furdo (yellow line M1). Nearest Bus Stop Szechenyi furdo M (Line 72) – Get Directions
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 6: 00-19: 00, Fri-Sun 6: 00-20: 00
  • Ticket price: daily with locker from 3,500.00 HUF (€ 9.70), paid treatments, consult the official website

11 – Heroes’ Square and Museum of Fine Arts
Photo by nunezimage. Heroes’ Square is certainly the most famous and iconic square in Budapest . It is located in the northern part of the city, outside the historic center, and is the gateway to the large city park, the Varosliget. The statues present represent the founders of the country , or the leaders of the seven founding tribes.
Several buildings overlook the square, including the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most important and most visited museums in the city ! Housed in a majestic neoclassical building, it was inaugurated directly by the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria in 1906. Inside you can findseveral collections with works by the greats of painting , such as Raphael, Picasso, Tiepolo, Cezanne or El Greco.

Visit in every season : it is an essential stop at any time of the year, if you go in autumn you can witness the foliage, in summer instead there are numerous events. In winter, the lake freezes and therefore it will be possible to skate on it
. Practical information: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, on Andrassy U and precedes the large city park, the Varosliget. Nearest metro stop Hosok tere (M1 yellow line passing through the historic center) – Get directions
  • Hours: Heroes’ Square always accessible / Museum of Fine Arts Thu-Fri 11: 00-16: 00, Sat-Sun 10: 00-18: 00
  • Ticket price: Free Heroes’ Square / Museum of Fine Arts permanent exhibitions 3,200 HUF (€ 8.90), variable temporary exhibitions, consult the official website

12 – Varosliget city park
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. Going all over Andrassy Boulevard you will arrive at Heroes’ Square, from which the large Varosliget city park opens up. It is the most important green area in Budapest , as well as being one of the first public city parks in the world. Once a hunting lodge for Hungarian noble families, today it is a place of recreation for citizens and tourists.

There are several activities that can be carried out here ! The park is home to the aforementioned Szechenyi Baths and the Museum of Fine Arts. One of the main attractions is Lake Varosliget, where you can rent boats and take a romantic ride! In addition, a large skating rink is opened near the lake in winter, 150 years old!
Finally, here you can visit the Vajdahunyad Castle , an ancient mansion built in 1896 with different architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque. Today it houses the Royal Agricultural Museum.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Kos Karoly stny. Easily reachable on foot from Heroes’ Square (600 m, 8 min). Nearest metro stop Hosok tere (yellow line M1). Nearest Bus Stop Hosok tere M (Line 979) – Get Directions
  • Hours: always accessible / Lake Varosliget boat rental times vary according to the season and weather conditions / Vajdahunyad Castle Tue-Sat 10: 00-17: 00
  • Ticket price: free / Lake Varosliget boat rental 30 min 2.000 HUF (€ 5.60) / Castle Vajdahunyad full 1.600 HUF (€ 4.50), reduced 800 HUF (€ 2.20)

13 – Opera House
The Budapest Opera House, full name Magyar Allami Operahaz, is one of the most elegant and wonderful buildings in the whole city ! The palace is in a neo-Renaissance style with a Gothic influence and was inaugurated in September 1884. The whole building is full of columns, ornaments, decorations, frescoes and sculptures by local artists.
You will be pleased to know that it is possible to visit the interior of the theater, but only through a guided tour , lasting an average of about 45 min. Alternatively, you can attend one of the many concerts or theater reviewsthat are staged here: it is a truly incredible experience. Also in this case, you can consult all the events and the program on the official website.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Andrassy ut 22. Easily reachable on foot from St. Stephen’s Basilica (900 m, 11 min) or from the Parliament (1.3 km, 17 min). Nearest metro stop Opera (M1 yellow line). Nearest bus stop Opera M (line 105, 979) – Get directions
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 11: 00-17: 00. Times may vary based on scheduled shows
  • Ticket cost: full visit HUF 2,900 (€ 8.10), reduced HUF 1,900 (€ 5.30) / shows variable cost, consult the official website

14 – Basilica of Santo Stefano
Photo by ivankrasnodar1976. St. Stephen’s Basilica, located in the heart of the historic center of Budapest, is one of the most important religious buildings in all of Hungary ! It is also one of the main monuments of the city. It was dedicated to Stephen, the first King of Hungary and his presumed right hand is kept inside the reliquary.
St. Stephen’s Basilica is one of the tallest buildings in Budapest, sharing with the Parliament. This is no coincidence: the two equal heights at the time symbolized the equality between secular power and spiritual power. The church, with a Greek cross plan, was built in neoclassical style and on the facade you can see two bell towers, in the south one is the largest bell in the country. In addition, the Basilica has always played an important role in the musical scenario of the capital and its choir performs throughout Europe ! If you get the chance, we advise you to attend a concert inside (all events on the official website).

Night charm : don’t forget to pass by the square in the evening, when you can admire the illuminated Basilica
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Szent Istvan ter 1. Easily reachable on foot from the Parliament (1 km, 12 min) or the Chain Bridge (900 m, 10 min). Nearest bus stop Szent Istvan Bazilika (lines 9, 914, 914A, 931, 950). Nearest metro stop Bajcsy-Zsilinszky ut (M1 yellow line) – Get directions
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 9: 00-19: 00, Sun 7: 45-19: 00. Possible closures in case of anniversaries or religious celebrations, consult the official website
  • Ticket price: Basilica free, free offer / Dome 500.00 HUF (€ 1.40) / Treasury 400 HUF (€ 1.10)

15 – Great Synagogue and Jewish Quarter
Photo of Elelicht. One of the districts not to be missed in Budapest is the Jewish quarter, in the eastern part of the historic center. This neighborhood is home to the third largest Jewish community in Europe and has endured many hard times in the past, especially during the Nazi occupation.
A visit to the Great Synagogue, the second largest in the world , after that of Jerusalem, is not to be missed in the neighborhood. It was built between 1854 and 1859 and the predominant style is Moorish, with Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic details. It is possible to visit it insideand it is a visit that we advise you not to miss! Inside is also the Tree of Life, in memory of the Jews killed during the Holocaust.

Place of the Movida : we advise you to visit the Jewish quarter also in the evening. Here, in fact, there are many Ruin pubs, including the most famous, the Szimpla Kert
. Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Dohany u. 2, Jewish quarter. Easily accessible on foot from St. Stephen’s Basilica (1.1 km, 13 min) or Elisabeth Bridge (1.1 km, 13 min). Nearest metro stop Astoria (red line M2). Nearest tram stop Astoria M (line 74) – Get directions
  • Hours: Jewish quarter always accessible / Great Synagogue spring hours Sun-Thu 10: 00-18: 00, summer Sun-Thu 10: 00-20: 00, autumn Sun-Thu 10: 00-18: 00, winter Sun-Thu 10: 00-16: 00. Fri 10: 00-16: 00, closed on Sat. Closed for Jewish celebrations and holidays.
  • Ticket price: free Jewish quarter / Great Synagogue full HUF 5,000 (€ 13.90), reduced HUF 1,700 (€ 4.70)

16 – Hungarian National Museum
Photo by Wei-Te Wong. To learn more about the history of Hungary , we recommend that you visit the Hungarian National Museum in the heart of Budapest. Founded in 1802, it was inaugurated in 1846 and was born thanks to Count Ferenc Szechenyi, who decided to donate his entire collection, consisting of various documents, coins and important books!
Here you can then discover the whole history of the country from the moment of its birth until 1990 . Inside you will have to follow a path where you can admire important relics and works, the oldest dating back to the prehistoric age. Among the things not to be missed, the coronation cloak of the Kings of Hungary! It is one of the most interesting museums in the cityand is housed in one of the most beautiful and impressive historic buildings, with a classic style.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Muzeum krt. 14-16. Easily reachable on foot from the Great Synagogue (700 m, 9 min) or from the Central Market (500 m, 8 min). Kalvin ter nearest metro stop (blue line M3 and green line M4). Nearest bus stop Kalvin ter M (lines 9, 909, 914, 950) – Get directions
  • Hours: Tue-Sun 10: 00-18: 00
  • Ticket price: full 2.600 HUF (€ 7.30), reduced 1.300 HUF (€ 3.60)

17 – Nagy Vasarcsarnok Central Market

If you want to discover the local specialties and buy some local handicrafts , then we absolutely recommend a visit to the Nagy Vasarcsarnok, the central market of Budapest! It is very easy to reach, from the center just take the pedestrian street Vaci utca among a thousand shops and restaurants, until you find the market in front of your eyes!
Nagy Vasarcsarnok is the largest covered market in Budapest and one of the largest in Europe! Inaugurated at the end of the 19th century, it is divided into three floors: the underground one where you will find mainly fish; the one on the ground floor, where the entrance is located, with food stalls and typical products; the top floor with souvenirs, local handicrafts, clothing and restaurants where you can taste typical dishes.

When to visit : we recommend that you go in the afternoons during the week, or for a quick lunch. The busiest time is Saturday morning, as it closes at 3pm.
Practical info: directions, timetables and prices

  • How to get there: in Pest, in Vamhaz krt. 1-3. Easily reachable on foot along via Vaci utca. Nearest metro stop Fovam ter (green line M4). Nearest tram stop Fovam ter M (lines 2, 47, 48, 49) – Get directions
  • Hours: Mon 6: 00-17: 00, Tue-Fri 6: 00-18: 00, Sat 6: 00-15: 00, Sun closed
  • Ticket cost: free

18 – Vaci utca and Andrassy Boulevard
Photo by multipedia. Vaci utca and Andrassy Boulevard are the most important streets in the city ! Both are located in a nice neighborhood of Pest and are full of shops, clubs and restaurants. In spring and summer it is really pleasant to stroll through these two boulevards and admire the life of Budapest!
Vaci utca is a completely pedestrianized street in the heart of Budapest . It leads from the central square of Vorosmarty ter, where wonderful Christmas markets are held, to the Fovam ter square, where the Central Market is located. Ideal to visit, as well as during the day, even in the evening, thanks to the many typical restaurants and clubs open until late!
Andrassy Boulevard, on the other hand, ethe most important avenue of the city and in 2002 it was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The street leads from Erzsebet ter to the famous and beautiful Heroes’ Square in the city park. Due to its beauty and the presence of many Renaissance and historical buildings, it is called the Champs-Elysees of Budapest!
To reach Vaci utca, the reference metro station and Vorosmarty ter (yellow line M1) – Get directions / On Andrassy Boulevardulla there are 7 metro stations (yellow line M1) – Get directions

Taste a Kurtos: between a walk and the other, stop at one of the stalls you will meet to eat a Kurtos, the typical Hungarian dessert with a cylindrical shape, generally made with cinnamon but also sold in other variations. You cannot leave Budapest without having eaten at least one.

Other attractions to visit
Budapest is a perfect city to visit in a weekend and, by planning your itinerary in advance, you will be able to include all the attractions mentioned above. If you have more time, there are so many other things to do in the city!
We advise you, first of all, to go and discover the statues sown throughout the city, like the Little Princess statue on the riverside. Near the Parliament you will find the work Shoes on the banks of the Danube, in memory of the Jews killed during the Second World War. Outside the center is also the Memento Park, with numerous statues dating back to the communist period (1,500 HUF / € 4.20). There are also numerous museums , which you can visit according to your interests! Absolutely worth mentioning is the Museum of the History of Music (2,000 HUF / € 5.60).
Finally, the Szechenyi Baths are just one of the many spas in Budapest. There are other establishments in town and you can choose your favorite according to your needs! The most beautiful are the Gellert Baths (from 3,900 HUF / € 10.80), the Palatinus Strand Baths (from 2,600 HUF / € 7.20), the Lukacs Baths (from 2,900 HUF / € 8.10), the Rudas (from 4,900 HUF / € 13.70) and many others.

5 things to do in Budapest
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  1. Danube River Cruise : Budapest is divided into two parts, Buda and Pest, by the Danube. The panoramic cruise is one of those experiences to do absolutely, to admire the city from another perspective
  2. Tasting of local products : Hungarian cuisine is full of excellent products and tasty and nutritious dishes. Then take part in a tasting of typical products to experience a journey within a journey
  3. Hungarian nightlife : Budapest is a well-known destination for its nightlife. Only here will you find the ruin pubs, or places housed in old abandoned buildings. Discover the best with an evening pub crawl
  4. Experience the magic of Christmas : Budapest is one of the best Christmas destinations, thanks to the atmosphere that the city offers in December! Decorations, markets, events and much more – find out more
  5. Balloon ride : there is nothing more beautiful than admiring a city from above! In Budapest you can take part in a wonderful balloon ride over Nograd County, choosing whether to admire the sunrise or sunset

Plan your stay in Budapest: flights and hotels
The Hungarian capital is served by the Budapest-Ferenc Liszt Airport , connected to Italy by numerous direct flights (starting from € 30.00) and located 20 km from the center.
Budapest is an affordable destination . you can find excellent accommodations in the center without spending too much (hotels and b & bs starting from € 40.00 per room), and this will allow you to move mainly on foot , the best way to explore and experience the city! If you intend to travel by public transport and visit many attractions and museums, consider purchasing the Budapest Card.

If you are looking for nightlife, this is mainly concentrated in the Pest neighborhood, an ideal place for young people to stay! If, on the other hand, you are traveling with children , we advise you to look for accommodation on the banks of the Danube or near the Parliament, certainly more peaceful places. There are many activities to do with the children, such as a visit to the zoo and the city park, or a panoramic cruise on the Danube!
Among the free activities you can do in Budapest: admire the view from the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Castle, visit Heroes’ Square and the nearby city park, visit the Central Market, stroll around Margaret Island and many more!

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